This is a wonderful face mask which you can make yourself at home for very little cost. You only need to make up enough for a single use each time.Most of the ingredients can easily be bought from a supermarket but if you cannot get hold of kaolin clay then just add more rice flour or matcha tea instead.
1 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder
1 tsp Rice Flour
1 tsp Kaolin Clay
½ tsp Aloe Vera
1 Green tea bag
Add all the above ingredients (not the tea bag) into a small bowl.
Add a green tea bag to a cup and cover with boiling water.Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
Remove tea bag and set tea water aside.
Once the water has cooled down to at least room temp (cool enough to touch), use this water to mix into the dry ingredients.
Use enough water to create a smooth paste.
Alternatively you can use rose water or distilled water.
Apply mask to the face and leave for 10-15 minutes.
Matcha Green Tea benefits – It contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ECGG), which gives the tea powder anti-bacterial properties which help to deep cleanse the skin (especially beneficial for problem skins).
The antioxidant properties can help to reduce puffiness,rejuvenate skin cells and leave the skin feeling smooth and supple.
Rice Flour benefits – helps soothe the skin and contains anti-inflammatory properties.Brightens and refreshes the skin.
Kaolin Clay benefits – ideal for any skin type and deep cleanses the skin without over drying it.Soothes and softens the skin leaving it feeling clean and refreshed.
Aloe Vera benefits – contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe,tone and moisturise the skin.Is ideal to help treat skin problems from acne to dry skin.
Please only use ingredients you know are suitable for your skin and use at your own risk. Always try a patch test first if you are unsure of suitability.
This recipe is for a single use face mask only, do not keep longer than 24 hrs.